Redfish Update Adds Support for Certificate Management, Sensors

DMTF’s Redfish®, version 2018.3, is now available for public download, featuring 10 important new schemas and other significant updates. An API designed to deliver simple and secure management for hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), this release includes new versions of the Redfish schema and specification, as well as additional developer resources.

Redfish 2018.3 adds interoperable management of certificates via the Redfish interface, with new schemas for CertificateService (which includes Properties and Actions to manage security certificates), CertificateLocations, and Certificate (with a description of each security certificate). In addition, this latest version of Redfish includes a Sensor schema, which will serve as an architectural foundation for sensor resource definitions for future Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Internet of Things (IoT) resources. 

For more information, the items released as part of the new Redfish 2018.3 update include:

  • 2018.3 Redfish Schema Bundle  – a .zip file that contains the current versions of all Redfish schema. In addition to Certificate and Sensor management, this file also includes new schemas for AccelerationFunction and ProcessorMetrics, as well as RedfishError (useful for validating error response payloads).
  • Redfish Specification v1.6.1– this updated version of the specification includes minor updates with numerous clarifications.
  • Redfish 2018.3 Overview– a presentation that provides detailed descriptions of each revision in the latest version of the Redfish Schema and Specification. 
  • Redfish Resource and Schema Guide – Designed to help educate users of Redfish, this human-readable guide to the Redfish Schema has been updated for version 2018.3. Application developers and DevOps personnel creating client-side software to communicate with a Redfish service, as well as other consumers of the API, will benefit from the explanations in this resource. 
  • Redfish History – December 2018 – updated with each new release, this presentation offers a comprehensive view of each revision to Redfish since 2016.

To learn more about Redfish, click here or - for developers - visit the Redfish Developer Hub today. A one-stop, in-depth technical resource – by developers, for developers – the Redfish Developer Hub provides all the files, tools, community support, tutorials and other advanced education you may need to help you use Redfish.

Technical work on the Redfish standard takes place in DMTF’s Redfish Forum (the group formerly known as the Scalable Platforms Management Forum). To find out how you can join and contribute to this standard, click here.